Exciting news was released this week as the first stages of construction was started on the early childhood education center. The education center will be located on the campus of Flint’s Durant-Tuuri-Mott Community School.
The project kicked off with a bang on Monday when the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation announced they would be giving $9 million towards the project. “The Mott Foundation has long supported a continuum of K-12 education, afterschool programs, and colleges and universities in Flint,” said Ridgway White, president of the Foundation. “But we recognize that more support is needed to expand access to early childhood education so all children in Flint can have a high-quality educational experience from the cradle through college.”
According to the press release from the Mott Foundation, the State of Michigan is also playing a critical role by committing to help with funding to support childrens free participation.
The building is just over 36,000 square feet and will have 18 classrooms. As construction gets underway, White said that Mott, CFGF and others are still working to secure additional resources and bring more community partners on board.
For more information on the project visit https://www.mott.org/